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Partial devolution of Employment Tribunal system 'clunky', says Law Society

The Law Society of Scotland has raised a number of concerns about Scottish government proposals for devolution of the Employment Tribunal system in Scotland.

Published 6 April 2016

General Court prepares for influx of judges amid reports of artificially inflated caseload

The European Union’s General Court is preparing for the arrival of new members as part of a revised structure, consisting of nine chambers of five judges, to be introduced in September.

Published 6 April 2016

Luxembourg: EAW must be deferred where there is real risk of inhuman or degrading treatment

The execution of a European Arrest Warrant must be deferred if there is a real risk of inhuman or degrading treatment because of the conditions of detention of the person concerned in the member state where the warrant was issued.

Published 6 April 2016

Shake-up in Scottish Income Tax rules, but business as usual for taxpayers

Scottish taxpayers will see a new tax code appearing on their payslips from this week as the Scottish Parliament sets income tax levels for the first time.

Published 6 April 2016

Mossack Fonseca lodges criminal complaint over Panama Papers

A founder of the law firm at the centre of revelations into the offshore wealth of world leaders, criminals and others – disclosed in a cache of 11.5 million documents – has said the firm was hacked.

Published 6 April 2016

Blog: Drones - Hindrance or help? Getting the legal balance right

Remotely Piloted Air Systems – also known as drones – have been the subject of much controversy lately, writes James McMillan. 

Published 6 April 2016

Local solicitors wanted for Law Society Council

Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision making body.

Published 6 April 2016

Women in Law Scotland formally launches this month

Women in Law Scotland (WiLS) is holding its formal launch event on Thursday 21st April 2016 at 6pm.

Published 6 April 2016

Sheriff did not misdirect jury in describing knives as ‘weapon’, appeal court rules

A man found guilty of carrying an “offensive weapon” in public after witnesses saw him brandishing two knives and chasing youths in a street “as if he was going to stab someone” has failed in an appeal against conviction.

Published 5 April 2016

Law Society of Scotland survey of solicitors finds increase in optimism

Optimism among Scotland’s solicitors continues to rise, research carried out by the Law Society of Scotland has found.

Published 5 April 2016

Luxembourg court inflated caseload to recruit more judges argues tribunal member

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) abused its own rules in order to double the number of judges in the General Court, one of its tribunal members has said.

Published 5 April 2016

Draft domestic abuse offence could widen Moorov doctrine, Faculty warns

The Faculty of Advocates has voiced misgivings about the draft of a new criminal offence of domestic abuse.

Published 5 April 2016

Blog: Families need judgments

Ian Maxwell of Families Need Fathers (FNF) Scotland calls for Scottish courts to publish more family law judgments.

Published 5 April 2016